Barriers and enablers for smoking cessation amongst pregnant women: An Umbrella Review.
CONCLUSION: An enabler or barrier to smoking cessation for pregnant women is not a fixed entity but dependent on the context of an individual's life. What is an enabler for one woman may be considered a barrier for another, and these are dependent on support provided by family and friends. Further research is needed to optimise ways of addressing these barriers. PMID: 30396795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - November 2, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Barnett MJ, Fealy S, Wilson A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Maternal and neonatal outcomes from a comparison of spontaneous and directed pushing in second stage.
Abstract AIM: To compare the effect of directed or spontaneous maternal pushing effort on duration of second stage labour, perineal injury and neonatal condition at birth. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional design provided data for term women with singleton, cephalic presentation experiencing a non-operative vaginal birth without regional analgesia from January 2011 to December 2017 (n=69,066) Participants matching the inclusion criteria (n=19,212) were grouped based upon spontaneous or directed pushing. Propensity score matching was used to select equally sized cohorts of similar characteristics (n=10,...
Source: Women Birth - October 27, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Lee N, Gao Y, Lotz L, Kildea S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Labor pain control by aromatherapy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that aromatherapy is effective in reducing labor pain and duration, and generally safe to the mothers. However, due to the heterogeneity across trials in some of the outcomes, further trials with device-based pain measurements, larger sample size, and more stringent design, should be conducted before strong recommendation. PMID: 30344029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 18, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Chen SF, Wang CH, Chan PT, Chiang HW, Hu TM, Tam KW, Loh EW Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A survey of burnout and intentions to leave the profession among Western Canadian midwives.
CONCLUSION: The current study identified occupational stressors that are unique to the caseload model. Findings from this study can inform policies and strategies to support the growth and sustainability of caseload midwifery in Canada. PMID: 30341004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 17, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Stoll K, Gallagher J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

High-dose versus low-dose of oxytocin for labour augmentation: a randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: We found no advantages for routine use of high-dose oxytocin in the management of delay in labour. Low-dose oxytocin regimen is recommended to avoid unnecessary events of tachysystole and fetal distress. PMID: 30341003 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 16, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Selin L, Wennerholm UB, Jonsson M, Dencker A, Wallin G, Wiberg-Itzel E, Almström E, Petzold M, Berg M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Cultural safety continuing professional development for midwifery academics: An integrative literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Midwifery academics requireprofessional development to raise their awareness of cultural safety in order to adopt effective learning and teaching practices. There is currently no agreed best practice framework to support awareness of cultural safety for midwifery academics. The philosophy of midwifery practice has many synergies with the principles of cultural safety. Cultural safety needs to be embedded into professional development plans for midwifery academics. PMID: 30341005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 16, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Fleming T, Creedy DK, West R Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Women on the move: A search for preferred birth services.
CONCLUSION: To a great extent, travelling women and midwives share the values embedded in the midwifery model of care. Women and midwives are willing to take matters into their own hands to achieve their expected birth experiences. PMID: 30322795 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 12, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Pařízková A, Clausen JA Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The therapeutic role of video diaries: A qualitative study involving breastfeeding mothers.
CONCLUSION: Frequent opportunities to relieve tension by talking to "someone" without interruption, judgement or advice can be therapeutic. Further research needs to explore how the video diary method can be integrated into standard postnatal care to provide benefits for a wider population. PMID: 30318405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 11, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Taylor AM, van Teijlingen E, Alexander J, Ryan KM Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Is the Birthing Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool valid for diverse groups?
CONCLUSION: Birth environment design remains significant to women and midwives, but the Birth Unit Design Spatial Evaluation Tool was not validated for these participant groups. Further research is needed, using innovative methodologies to address the subconscious level on which environment may influence experience and to disentangle the influence of confounding factors. PMID: 30297184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - October 5, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Menke S, Jenkinson B, Foureur M, Kildea S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Association between pregnant women's experience of stress and partners' fly-in-fly-out work.
Abstract BACKGROUND: It is relatively common in Western Australia for men to commute long distances and work away from home for extended periods of time, often referred to as fly-in-fly-out work. Women are particularly susceptible to the effects of stress during pregnancy, and the absence of a partner due to working away could be an additional risk to their wellbeing. While there is little published fly-in-fly-out literature, there is evidence that working non-standard hours, more generally, has a negative impact on health and well-being of workers and their families. AIM: To determine if there is an associat...
Source: Women Birth - October 1, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cooke DC, Kendall G, Li J, Dockery M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Low back pain intensity among childbearing women and associated predictors. A cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Women with pre-pregnancy low back pain, multiparity and lower level of education, represent the group of women with the highest risk of moderate to severe low back pain during pregnancy and should be payed special attention. PMID: 30274876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 28, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Backhausen MG, Bendix JM, Damm P, Tabor A, Hegaard HK Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Previous breastfeeding experience and its influence on breastfeeding outcomes in subsequent births: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Robust evidence for the effect of previous breastfeeding experience on subsequent breastfeeding is present. Midwives and breastfeeding/lactation consultants need to provide customized interventions for mothers according to detailed previous breastfeeding experience in order to improve breastfeeding initiation and breastfeeding duration. PMID: 30274877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 28, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Huang Y, Ouyang YQ, Redding SR Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The relationship between maternal weight gain in pregnancy and newborn weight.
CONCLUSIONS: Proposed strategies to raise public awareness of the risks to infants posed by high maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain are required. All clinical recommendations and measures are for all pregnant women, not just overweight and obese pregnant women. PMID: 30274878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 28, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Zhang D, Zhang L, Wang Z Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The association between social support and postpartum depression in women: A cross sectional study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Prevalence of postpartum depression is estimated to be about 10-15% worldwide. Many risk factors are supposed to play a role leading a new mother to maternal postpartum depression which can considerably affect the baby, mother, family and also the society. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of maternal postpartum depression and its association with social support. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional study, 200 new mothers who attended three teaching hospitals in Tehran, Iran were selected with a convenience sampling. Postpartum depression was assessed using the Iranian version of ...
Source: Women Birth - September 28, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Vaezi A, Soojoodi F, Banihashemi AT, Nojomi M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Attitudes toward prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities: A focus group study.
CONCLUSION: Study findings will be used to inform DCE attributes, levels, and choice questions. Findings will be important for policy decisions surrounding prenatal testing. PMID: 30270016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 27, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Munro S, Sou J, Zhang W, Mohammadi T, Trenaman L, Langlois S, Anis AH Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Midwives' attitudes towards pregnant women using substances: Informing a care pathway.
CONCLUSION: Caring for women during pregnancy with substance misuse issues is complex and requires coordination and multidisciplinary care. Midwives have the capacity to provide sensitive midwifery care but require the framework to ensure women needing additional resources during pregnancy receive the services available and specific to their needs. The midwives in this study were supportive of developing an integrated care pathway to allow for collaborative care, and to enable a specialised midwifery approach. PMID: 30270017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 27, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Geraghty S, Doleman G, De Leo A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Better together: A qualitative exploration of women's perceptions and experiences of group antenatal care.
CONCLUSIONS: Group antenatal care, in the form of Pregnancy Circles, is acceptable to women and appears to enhance their experiences of pregnancy. Further work needs to be done both to test the findings in larger, quantitative studies and to find a model of care that is acceptable to women and their partners. PMID: 30253938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 22, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hunter LJ, Da Motta G, McCourt C, Wiseman O, Rayment JL, Haora P, Wiggins M, Harden A Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Water immersion policies and guidelines: How are they informed?
CONCLUSION: Perceived limitations of research and the subsequent translation of this perceived paucity of evidence into policies and guidelines, has impacted on women's ability to exercise choice and autonomy with respect to water immersion and indeed, on the professional autonomy of practitioners who wish to facilitate it. PMID: 30244838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 20, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cooper M, McCutcheon H, Warland J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Editorial on Advancing midwifery education.
PMID: 30224276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 14, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sweet L, Keough M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Effect of an in-situ simulation workshop on home birth practice in Australia.
CONCLUSION: Applying learning to prepare for clinical emergency situations changed the midwives' approach in managing home births. This provided evidence for a change in behaviour (Level 3 Kirkpatrick's framework) and transfer of learning, leading to changed protocols (Level 4a Kirkpatrick's framework). PMID: 30220576 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 13, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Kumar A, Wallace EM, Smith C, Nestel D Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Becoming a midwife: A survey study of midwifery alumni.
CONCLUSIONS: Not only did midwifery knowledge and practice skills matter for alumni, but also the acquisition of management skills, strategies for building confidence, and ongoing support. Content that facilitates these requirements should be included in midwifery programmes to support the transition from student to practitioner. PMID: 30220577 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 13, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Patterson J, Mącznik AK, Miller S, Kerkin B, Baddock S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Intrapartum midwifery care impact Swedish couple's birth experiences - A cross-sectional study.
DISCUSSION: Midwives can enhance couples' feeling of being in control during labour and birth by being attentive, present and continuously providing adequate information and emotional support. PMID: 30217554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 11, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Thies-Lagergren L, Johansson M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Does it get better with age? Women's experience of communication in maternity care.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Communication with maternity care providers is one of the strongest predictors of the perceived quality of maternity care. There is evidence that older mothers experience better communication than younger mothers, but no evidence for why this occurs. AIM: To identify differences between younger (
Source: Women Birth - September 8, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Wyles K, Miller YD Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Gestational diabetes and postnatal depressive symptoms: A prospective cohort study in Western China.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can lead to adverse birth outcomes, but its effect on postnatal depression has not been thoroughly investigated, especially in Asian populations. AIM: To determine the prospective association between GDM and postnatal depressive symptoms in Western China. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 1449 mothers was conducted in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan Province. GDM was diagnosed during pregnancy using oral glucose tolerance tests. Maternal depressive symptoms were measured at 32-37weeks of gestation, then at one and three months after giving bi...
Source: Women Birth - September 6, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Mak JKL, Lee AH, Pham NM, Tang L, Pan XF, Binns CW, Sun X Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Breastfeeding knowledge and attitudes of baccalaureate nursing students in Taiwan: A cohort study.
CONCLUSION: Results revealed that the current breastfeeding education program in Taiwan, both theoretical and clinical components, increased nursing students' knowledge and improved positive attitudes towards breastfeeding, and any sociodemographic differences in knowledge and attitude about breastfeeding were ameliorated following theoretical and clinical placement experience focused on breastfeeding. PMID: 30196038 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 5, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Yang SF, Schmied V, Burns E, Salamonson Y Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Practitioner accreditation for the practice of water immersion during labour and birth: Results from a mixed methods study.
CONCLUSION: The need for practitioners to be accredited to facilitate water immersion was identified as a major barrier to availability and therefore, women's ability to access the option. Given these findings, the need for accreditation should be challenged. PMID: 30196039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 5, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Cooper M, Warland J, McCutcheon H Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

M āori and Pasifika perceptions of their local maternity care in Logan, Australia.
CONCLUSION: These findings may be relevant to other groups of women, such as women from culturally diverse backgrounds and from communities experiencing poorer health outcomes. PMID: 30193912 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 4, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Henning Cruickshank A, Lilley TS, Radcliffe B, Nosa V, Fenwick J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A brief survey to identify pregnant women experiencing increased psychosocial and socioeconomic risk.
CONCLUSIONS: A brief, waiting room survey of psychosocial and socioeconomic risk factors concurs with a private antenatal risk factor interview, and could help health professionals quickly identify which women would benefit from more support. PMID: 30193913 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - September 4, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Price A, Bryson H, Mensah F, Kemp L, Smith C, Orsini F, Hiscock H, Gold L, Smith A, Bishop L, Goldfeld S Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Global competencies for midwives: external cephalic version; ultrasonography, and tobacco cessation intervention.
CONCLUSION: The current evidence of safety of midwives performing external cephalic version led to the recommendation that it be considered in the next document update. Conflicting views of midwives' role in acquiring skills to conduct prenatal ultrasound were evident. There was strong support for participation in smoking cessation counselling, but knowledge of World Health Organization recommendations was not highly endorsed. PMID: 30174206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 30, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Fullerton J, Butler M, Aman C, Reid T Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Why ARRIVE should not thrive in Australia.
PMID: 30174207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 30, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Davies-Tuck M, Wallace EM, Homer CSE Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A validation study of the Australian Maternity Care Classification System.
CONCLUSION: The results indicate the Maternity Care Classification System is a valid system for classifying models of care in Australia, and will enable the legitimate evaluation of outcomes by different models of care. PMID: 30166115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 27, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Donnolley NR, Chambers GM, Butler-Henderson KA, Chapman MG, Sullivan E Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"The loss was traumatic … some healthcare providers added to that": Women's experiences of miscarriage.
CONCLUSION: A number of recommendations have been provided by women to improve the service of healthcare providers in the event of a miscarriage, including referral to a psychologist, and ongoing follow-up after their miscarriage, which women felt would assist them with managing their distress. PMID: 30153984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 25, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Bellhouse C, Temple-Smith M, Watson S, Bilardi J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

What attributes do Australian midwifery leaders identify as essential to effectively manage a Midwifery Group Practice?
CONCLUSIONS: Managers require certain attributes to effectively manage these unique services, whilst also juggling the needs of the organisation as a whole. Having transformational leadership qualities with vision to lead the practice into the future are key. There needs to be better support and preparation for the role if midwifery group practice is to be a sustainable option for women and midwives. PMID: 30150149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 24, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Hewitt L, Priddis H, Dahlen HG Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

A cross-country survey of attitudes toward childbirth technologies and interventions among university students.
CONCLUSION: Educational strategies to teach university students about pregnancy and birth in ways that does not frighten them and promotes critical reflection about childbirth technology are needed. This is especially true in countries with high rates of interventions that reciprocally shape culture norms, attitudes, and expectations. PMID: 30150150 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 24, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Stoll K, Edmonds J, Sadler M, Thomson G, McAra-Couper J, Swift EM, Malott A, Streffing J, Gross MM, Downe S, ICAPP Study Team Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Predictors of a successful external cephalic version: A population-based study of Washington state births.
CONCLUSION: We found that most version procedures are successful. This reinforces that procedures may be able to reduce the frequency of caesarean birth. These contemporary results can help women and clinicians make decisions with realistic estimates of success. PMID: 30150151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 24, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Morgan ER, Hu AE, Brezak AMV, Rowley SS, Littman AJ, Hawes SE Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The healthy migrant effect and predictors of perinatal depression.
CONCLUSION: The findings from this research will help guide routine screening options and patient-centered approaches to management of perinatal depression for diverse populations. PMID: 30145164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 22, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: King L, Feeley N, Gold I, Hayton B, Zelkowitz P Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Improving student midwives' workplace learning by moving from self- to co-regulated learning!
CONCLUSION: Broadening the perspective of the individual learner to the complex interplay between all the stakeholders involved with workplace learning is an essential step to move forward in the effort to improve student midwives' learning in the workplace. PMID: 30145165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 22, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Embo M, Valcke M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Transitioning across professional boundaries in midwifery models of care: A literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Four key themes of communication, context, visibility and frames were identified, discussed in depth, and considered in the current body of knowledge. The outcomes refer clearly to 'property rights' or turf protected by invisible fences and gatekeeping by midwives and other health professionals. This review may inform development of future frameworks and practice review to better address the needs of pregnant women. PMID: 30145166 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 22, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Baldwin A, Harvey C, Willis E, Ferguson B, Capper T Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Mobile applications providing guidance about decreased fetal movement: Review and content analysis.
CONCLUSION: This review is the first to assess information about decreased fetal movement available in mobile apps intended for download by pregnant women. Across the sample, this review identifies a lack of evidence-based clinical advice to guide women experiencing decreased fetal movement. As an antenatal education tool used by millions of women, accurate content about fetal movement is essential. PMID: 30139669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 20, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Daly LM, Boyle FM, Gibbons K, Le H, Roberts J, Flenady V Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and risk of small-for-gestational-age newborn.
uez M Abstract BACKGROUND: Contradictory results have been published on the association of alcohol consumption during pregnancy with perinatal outcomes, including the risk of small for gestational age newborn. AIM: To determine whether alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with the risk of small for gestational age newborn. METHOD: A case-control study with 518 pairs of pregnant Spanish women in five hospitals was conducted; cases were women with small for gestational age newborn and age-matched (±2years) controls were women with non-small for gestational age newborn. Data were gather...
Source: Women Birth - August 14, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Martínez-Galiano JM, Amezcua-Prieto C, Salcedo-Bellido I, Olmedo-Requena R, Bueno-Cavanillas A, Delgado-Rodriguez M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Causes and outcomes in studies of fear of childbirth: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Stress, anxiety, depression and lack of social support are associated with fear during pregnancy. Need for psychiatric care and presence of traumatic stress symptoms are reported outcomes together with prolonged labour, longer labours, use of epidural and obstetric complications. Nulliparous and parous women have similar levels of fear but for different reasons. Since the strongest predictor for fear in parous women is a previous negative birth experience or operative birth, we suggest it is important to distinguish between fear of childbirth and fear after birth. Findings demonstrate the need for creating wom...
Source: Women Birth - August 13, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Dencker A, Nilsson C, Begley C, Jangsten E, Mollberg M, Patel H, Wigert H, Hessman E, Sjöblom H, Sparud-Lundin C Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

"I am a Runner": A qualitative analysis of women-runners' pregnancy experiences.
CONCLUSION: Providers caring for women runners should recognize running as a key piece of their identities and enter into shared partnership as women navigate changes in pregnancy. Women have a strong sense of embodiment and are tuned into the needs of their body as well as the needs of their baby. PMID: 30108014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 11, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Ohlendorf JM, Anklam AL, Gardner L Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Women's views and experiences of publicly-funded homebirth programs in Victoria, Australia: A cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: These two publicly-funded homebirth pilot programs demonstrated very positive care ratings by women. These findings, along with the clinical outcomes (reported separately), support the continuation and expansion of the program. PMID: 30104172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 10, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Forster DA, McKay H, Davey MA, Small R, Cullinane F, Newton M, Powell R, McLachlan HL Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Initiation and duration of breastfeeding of Aboriginal infants in South Australia.
CONCLUSION: While the findings must be treated with caution due to small numbers, they suggest benefits for women attending Aboriginal Family Birthing Program services in the urban environment where rates of initiation and continued breastfeeding are lowest. Provision of culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal women during and after pregnancy is key to improving outcomes. PMID: 30104173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 10, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Brown S, Stuart-Butler D, Leane C, Glover K, Mitchell A, Deverix J, Francis T, Ah Kit J, Weetra D, Gartland D, Yelland J Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Providing postpartum care with limited resources: Experiences of nurse-midwives and obstetricians in urban Tanzania.
CONCLUSION: Understanding the resource challenges that nurse-midwives and obstetricians are facing in one low-and-middle-income-country will assist researchers, decision makers, and politicians as they address issues of mortality, morbidity, and disrespectful maternity care. PMID: 30100194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 9, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Macdonald D, Aston M, Murphy GT, Jefferies K, Mselle LT, Price S, O'Hearn S, White M, Mbekenga C, Kohi TW Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Partner support during the prenatal testing period after assisted conception.
CONCLUSION: These results add to our knowledge of the emotional state of women and their partners during pregnancy after infertility. This knowledge may allow prenatal care providers to offer specialized counselling to women and their partners in the transition from infertility to parenthood. PMID: 30100195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 9, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Darwiche J, Milek A, Antonietti JP, Vial Y Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The association of teaching-learning methods and self-confidence of nurse-midwives. A survey from one province in India.
CONCLUSIONS: Hands on skills practice in the laboratory and supervised clinical practice during clinical placements were associated with high confidence for basic clinical midwifery skills amongst students. The diploma program followed better pedagogoical approaches than the bachelor's program. PMID: 30098978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 8, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Sharma B, Hildingsson I, Christensson K Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Australian caregivers' perceptions of influenza vaccination in pregnancy: A mixed methods exploration.
CONCLUSIONS: Policy makers need to be cognisant of women's concerns and develop resources for both pregnant women and healthcare workers as part of both future pandemic planning and seasonal vaccination efforts. PMID: 30098979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 8, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: King CL, Chow MY, Leask J, Wiley KE Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

The uptake and implementation of the Baby Friendly Health Initiative in Australia.
CONCLUSION: Using organisational change theories as a guide to implementation of the Initiative may be useful for facilities intending to become accredited. PMID: 30098980 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 8, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Esbati A, Henderson A, Taylor J, Barnes M Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research

Tertiary education regarding stillbirth for student midwives: The tears 4 SMS project.
CONCLUSION: There is room to improve and standardise appropriate stillbirth curriculum nationally. It is imperative that midwives are able to provide sensitive and knowledgeable care to all women and their families. PMID: 30097322 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Women Birth)
Source: Women Birth - August 7, 2018 Category: Midwifery Authors: Warland J, Glover P Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research